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just knowing that the lack of equipment or lack of medications that would take our daughter's life. it's a very, very scary thing. >> and it's very difficult to even think that help wouldn't be there. >> reporter: the fda says it tracked 220 shortages lastier and prevented 114. but admits the problem is far from solved. >> there's no question that we have our work cut out for us. but this say public health crisis and we're responding. >> reporter: on capitol hill, drug makers testified over regulation is partly to blame for drug shortages, not greed. >> manufacturers do not and would never deliberately reduce the supply of essential medicines. >> reporter: for this family and those like this, political
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finger pointing will do little good the next time their loved one needs an ambulance. >> she's an integral part of our family. we wouldn't be the same without her. >> reporter: president obama supports bipartisan legislation requiring drug companies to report drug shortages to the fda. but so far, congress has failed to act. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a top world diplomat asked syria's president to stop the carnage in his country. the secretary-general is in damascus meeting president assad. more than 06 people were killed today in fighting across syria. israel launched air strikes against suspected militants in gaza again today. it is the second day in a row. at least 15 palestinians are reported killed. more than 20 others injured. a palestinian authority spokesman blames israel for ramping up violence in the region. israel says the air strikes
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targeted terrorists who attacked civilians near gaza. in washington state, a search is on for a suspect who allegedly shot a female deputy and stabbed a judge before fleeing. the incident began yesterday afternoon in a courthouse in a small town south of seattle. >> whether i went to assist the deputy, she had a weapon. and a knife or something. and he was stabbing at her. i got the gun away from the deputy and went pop pop. turned and looked at me and then he went out the door with the gun in his hand. >> police still have -- don't have a clear motive for the attacks. mississippi's attorney general says he's looking for options this after the state supreme court upheld more than 200 pardons granted by former governor haley barbour. attorney general jim hood says he wants to put a measure before mississippi voters to amend the state's constitution on how governors hand out pardons.
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right now to the race for the white house. kansas is the latest gop battleground with caucuses there just wrapping up. 40 delegates are at stake. cnn political director mark preston joining us from washington. mark, any results or how soon? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you what, i do have numbers coming in. let's go right to the board and take a look at them and show you how rick santorum is doing so well right now. look at those numbers right there. rick san toreup at 54% right now followed by newt gingrich and mitt romney at 17%. ron paul at 11%. and if you see the numbers are slowly ticking in right now, let me tell you where this vote is coming from and what we're looking for. right now this vote is coming from rural areas in the central and western part of the state. we haven't seen anything come in from the eastern part of state yet. our decision team in washington is specifically looking at johnson county. they suspect that if mitt romney
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were to make up the distance between what he has now between him and rick santorum, he would need to do very well in these big populous areas such as kansas city. that's what we're watching the vote right now. you can see we're up over 30% at this point. it keeps ticking in. it keeps ticking in. obviously stay with us. we'll give you the latest results in the kansas caucus. >> meantime in, some of the other caucuses where the numbers are in, it appears that mitt romney did particularly well. >> he did. he woke up to 18 delegates in hand. what he did is he won nine delegates from guam and nine delegates from the north mariana islands. he sent his son matt out there to rally support for him. it was worth the cost of the plane ticket and a couple hotel nights. but i tell you what, this all comes down to delegates. you need 1144 to win the republican presidential nomination every delegate counts right now.
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so those 18 that mitt romney won from these two territories vae, very, very big for him. >> all right. thanks so much, mark preston. appreciate that. check back with you. and, of course, you want to join us every sunday afternoon at 4:00 eastern time. we want to dedicate an entire hour to the presidential contenders in the 2012 election. u.s. employers continue to ramp up hiring. the latest figures from the u.s. labor department show a total of 227,000 jobs created in february. it's the third straight month of gains above the 200,000 mark. the unemployment rate didn't fall, however. but it also didn't increase holding steady at 8.3%. and the private sector continues to lead the way with 233,000 new jobs in his weekly address. president obama touted private firms which have added jobs every month since march 2010. >> more companies are choosing to bring jobs back and invest in america. manufacturing is adding jobs for
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the first time since the 1990s. and we're building more things to sell to the rest of the world. stand for three proud words, made in america. it's not just that we're building stuff. we're building better stuff. the engine parts manufactured here will go into the next generation planes that are lighter, faster, and more fuel efficient. that last part is important. because whether you're paying for a plane ticket or filling up your gas tank, technology that helps us get more miles to the gallon is one of the easiest ways to save money and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. >> but some republicans say it will take more than jobs to spark a turn around in the u.s. economy. >> as a nation, what progress has been made to balance our annual budget deficit? have any real spending reductions been proposed by the democratic majority in the
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senate? has president obama made any real attempts to reduce spending? all we see are budgeting games. the american people are growing tired of the constant pleas for tax increases from this administration. long before any real proposals appear for spending reductions. >> the u.s. labor department says less than half of the signature million jobs lost during the recession has been recovered so far. the unthinkable happening on more than one occasion in the united states. thousands of people forced to be sterilized. one of the victims speaks out. a? then don't get nickle and dimed by high cost investments and annoying account fees. at e-trade, our free easy-to-use online tools and experienced retirement specialists can help you build a personalized plan. and with our no annual fee iras and a wide range of low cost investments, you can execute the plan you want at a low cost. so meet with us, or go to etrade.com
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decades ago forced sterile ya ization was legal. 60 years later, one of the victims is speaking out. here is senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. >> reporter: 1945, california's sonoma state home. charlie filet, a 14-year-old ward is singing in a field when he is ordered inside. >> first he shot me with some kind of medicine. first deaden my nerves. and then the next thing i heard was snip snip and that was it. >> did they tell what you they were doing to you? >> no. >> they didn't have to tell him. he knew. a sterilization by force. >> how did you know what it was? >> well, because, susan, there's been others in there that had it before me. >> reporter: the other boys at the home had warned him how much
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it would hurt. >> when they did this side here, it felt like they were pulling any whole insides out. >> reporter: the 1930s through the 1950s was the heyday of the movement. the goal, to rid the country of the feeble minded, defectives. and it wasn't some fringe or secretive program. it was well known and paid for about it states where practiced. entire families labelled ship lists, degeneral rats, 60,000 men and women, boys and girls sterilized. some living at home, others like filet in state institutions. his parents were alcoholics and couldn't care for him and his sist sister. california was in the league of its own. the golden state's sterilized 20,000 people, more than twice as many as the next state, virginia, and a full third of the nation's total. it was led by california's elite
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including at the time the president of stanford university and the publisher of "los angeles times." the efficiency of california's program didn't go unnoticed. in the 1930s, the nazi party in germany was so impressed it asked for advice and californians leading the program were only too happy to help. so you sent this book to the nazis. >> yes. they did. >> so the nazis used this book as a model for their sterilization program? >> absolutely. germany used california's program as the chief example that this was a working successful policy. >> reporter: california the leader in forced sterilizations but not a leader in making amendments to victims. a few hundred survivors are still alive. but the state has offered no changes. he said he can't even get a politician to talk to him, not even his own state
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representative who refused an interview request from cnn. his friend, a nursing student, shows me letters he's written to no avail on his behalf do you think the state of dal call wants to forget about this, forget it ever happened? >> honestly, i think they're just waiting -- this sounds so cynical -- i think they're just waiting for the victims to die and forget this whole thing ever happened. >> reporter: compare that chilly response to the state of north carolina. >> the state of north carolina is a partner with you in trying to break awareness -- >> the governor invited sterilization victims to the capitol, heard their stories, apologized personally, set up a task force to help them and recommended that each victim receive $50,000 in reparations. in california, just a statement of apology by governor gray davis in 2003 saying in part it was a sad and regrettable chapter in the state's history
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and it is one that must never be repeated again. an apology from the governor, is that enough? >> no. no. it's a start. but it's only a start. these people deserve to be compensated, just like any other victim. >> reporter: keeping them honest, i want to california to get answers from the state's leaders. >> we've been calling and e-mailing your office for a long time now. governor edmond brown wouldn't talk to us but did send a statement regretting the harm done to victims. we asked again about his policy on reparations. his office told us, we have nothing more to add. we sought out another politician we've been trying to contact, assembly speaker john perez. >> reporter: can we speak to him? >> he's actually tied up with meetings right now. >> his spokesman. >> this is a issue that i'm just personally learning about. i'm looking into it. >> reporter: senate majority leader ellen corbin wouldn't talk to us either. her spokesman, andrew lamar.
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>> whether was it published? >> reporter: 2003. why hasn't anything happened since then? >> nothing. >> he has lung cancer and just celebrate the his birthday if the hospital. he said he would use any money he got to buy a place of his own and live out his last few years independently tragically aware that the policy worked exactly as intended. he has no children. >> i'm on my last days. >> there are no more last filets? >> everything's died. >> reporter: whether he and other victims will get justice or just die away is up to politicians in california. elizabeth cohen, cnn, sacramento, california. and a grim anniversary tomorrow, the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in japan.
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a documentary about hunger in america is getting a lot of buzz at austin's south by southwest festival this week. we talk with the celebrity chef who inspired it in this week's fortune brainstorm. >> food deserts, let's complain that. these are urban areas -- >> and rural areas. >> where quality fresh food is not readily available. >> where fresh food is not available. the only option is to buy junk food and highly processed food. that is kaucausing the obesity problem. that is the flip side of hunger. it's not that people are overeating. >> which is the opposite of the
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way it used to be. it used to be that poor people were skinny. >> right. >> now we have poor people that put on more weight because they're eating the wrong foods. >> exactly. cheap foods are not healthy. >> and that extends to health care problems because a lot of these people develop diabetes. >> exactly right. if you want to fix the problem, experts say that about $20 billion will fix the problem. >> what's the best fix for it? >> i think the best fix for it, it's a combination of really get down to it, it's chaging the poverty level. there is not a president out there that will change that poverty level f we look at to qualify for food stamps or snap dollars, you have to make under $28,000. that's not enough to get by. it's changing the poverty level, number one. there is a political fix to this. if you look at subsidies and getting more people to back test foods. it's on so many different levels. but our mission is just to raise awareness. >> i'm glad you're doing it. thank you for being here at south by southwest. hopefully we helped you raise
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drum roll, please. mark? >> we've been waiting to find out who the kansas caucus would be. cnn is ready to make a prediction. with that prediction, rick santorum has won the kansas caucuses. he'll take away at least 20 -- now 20 of the 40 delegates that were at stake. he could win more. we have to wait to see how the vote total shakes out right now. but as you can see, he had such a commanding lead out there. 53% of the votes so far. 75% of the vote is n rick santorum scores a big victory on this saturday. something that he was hoping for. he has wind at his back as we head into tuesday and set our sights on alabama and in mississippi. fred? >> and it will be interesting. that kind of momentum is something that rick santorum's camp would want. there have been some polls that shows that he might do fairly well come mississippi and
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alabama. and you have to wonder when you have a result like this so close to an upcoming primary, how influential this kansas caucus just might be for him. >> yeah, absolutely. look, they're going to take this. they're going to trumpet it and harold it. they're going to try to get as much support as they can over the next 72 hours. mississippi and alabama very important for a couple reasons. one, it's because newt gingrich staked the candidacy on doing very well in the south. he won georgia. but he really needs to do well in alabama and mississippi. if not, a lot of people will be asking for him to step aside and mitt romney has not won in the south yet. he is looking for a win if we look at the polling right now, mitt romney might have a shot at winning one of those states. but as you said, rick santorum is doing very well in the south. perhaps this kansas it is i have might push him over the edge. >> all right. on to alabama and mississippi next. thanks for the rerly results and now kansas showing a santorum win. apple has a new ipad. the tech company unveiled its
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latest gadget this week in san francisco. it goes on sale next friday. our tech expert was there when they rolled it out. he is joining us now from toronto. so, mark, did you like what you saw? >> i did. it's hard to look to the tremendous hype that preceded this. we could have unveiled an ipad that makes breakfast and still feel disappointed. it doesn't have all the features that we were anticipating. if you look at the ipad following the vent, it is, without question, the best tablet on the market. primarily because of its retina display. that refers to resolution so good that the human eye can't see the individual pixels, the little dots that make it up. so four times the resolution as compared to the first two ipad models. so really just a stunning
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screen. it's got 4g or lte connectivity. so both at&t and verizon and select cities have, you know, wireless feeds that rival if not exceed your homes internet connection. so those are the two big callout features. there are a few others as well. i think it's a great product. but there was so much hype leading up to the event that there is always that tinge of disappointment until you touch it. the magic is always in the experience with apple products. >> so what was it like when you did get a chance to touch it? >> the first thing you notice is the great screen. photos, videos, playing games. it's excellent. it looks super crisp. that is the first thing you notice. on the down side, the new ipad is a tad heavier. it is 1.44 pounds for the wi fi version. it doesn't sound like much compared to last year's 1.33 pound model. you do feel it. it is a little bit heavier.
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overall, you know, the speeds are -- we've never seen speeds this fast. it has a better camera. it's got voice dictation. it's not quik siri which is that personal assistant built into the iphone 4s. you can dictate e-mails and surf the web using your voice. does it have enough features to justify the purchase if you've been holding out on an ipod. >> and enough to keep the competition at bay a bit? >> i think so. already the ipad is the overwhelming leader in this space. 55 million ipads sold to date in less than two years. and with some analysts predicting they'll hit 100 million units by the end of 2012. i that i apple has such a commanding lead that this product is good enough to hold off, to stave off the competition. and there's a lot of competition. the kindle fire is only $200 compared to the $499 ipad. you know, some sam sung android tablets are really amazing as well. so there is stiff competition.
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i still think apple, you know, that coupled with the momentum and the very clever marketing, they're going to stay the leader for a long time. >> okay. and this was the new ceo tim cook's first big product unveiling. how did he do? >> i thought he did well. he seemed very comfortable on stage for the arts. i did see him unveil the iphone 4s at apples headquarters. that was a much smaller crowd. he seemed comfortable. he is wearing an untucked button down shirt and black slacks. he didn't have that trade mark steve jobs just one more thing at the end. though he did tease to the audience of about 300, 400 analyst that's there were big things coming from april until 2012. just, you know, maybe we were hoping for a little bit more, maybe the i tv. i thought he did a great job. >> the anticipation is still great. thanks so much. appreciate that from toronto. and for more high-tech ideas
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whanchts is your definition of success? one man follows his passion from the courthouse to the art museum. looking at our top stories right now, a winner in the kansas caucus. cnn projects rick santorum as the winnerment he'll take at least 20 of the state's 40 delegates. we'll have more on the kansas results at the top of the hour. a top world diplomat asks syria's president face-to-face to stop the carnage and killing in his country. former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan is in damascus meeting assad. opposition activists say more than 60 people were killed there today in fighting across syria.
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israel launched air strikes against the militants in gaza again today. it is the second day in a row. at least 15 palestinians were reported killed, more than 20 others injured. palestinian authority spokesman blamed israel for ramping up violence. the air strikes targeted terrorists who attacked civilians near gaza. it was a year ago tomorrow that japan was rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami. first there was shaking then a massive wave followed by the worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years. there is a rare look inside the f fukushima plant exploded in a meltdown. this is still one of the most hazardous placed on the planet. we wore head to toe protective gear and has mat suits. and then we drove up to the
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world's nuclear accident in 25 years. this is our first look on the ground at the reactors. this is the heart of the nuclear problem if japan. what you're seeing over my shoulder are the reactors. there are four of them. the two that you see offer my right shoulder, those are two of the reactors that exploded in the early days of this disaster. when you take a look at the reactors, you can see that they have a long way to go. this is a year after this disaster and you can see the force of the explosion crippled those buildings. you can understand how so much radiation spewed from this point when standing here. an army of 3,000 workers are now here in dale in shifts to control the melted fuel and contain the further spread of the radiation. inside the crisis management building, a control center monitors progress and safety 24 hours a day. the highest risk we still see is if something goes wrong with the reactors says the plan manager.
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the plant is in cold shutdown. the nuclear fuel needs constant cooling and the situation is far from over. the plant won't be decommissioned for at least 30 to 40 years. the challenges evident as we drive around the fukushima plant. debris mangled from the tsunami sits untouched because of radiation concerns. these blue tanks and these larger gray ones hold water con tanl natured with radiation. tepco is continuously challenged with finding more spaus for tce water. this woman used to give tours to the public at the fukushima nuclear plant. before the accident, i explained to many people that the nuclear power plant is safe, she says. now that this has happened, i feel very sorry i ever said that. she also lived here. she's now an evacuee, uncertain
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of when or if she can ever return home. a year later, she and 78,000 others are the legacy of this accident, paying the price for nuclear energy goes wrong. cnn at the fukushima energy plant. once you reached one level of success, what do you do? straight ahead, two lawyers talk about volunteering in nonprofit groups and leaving the clous to follow their passions. and expe. then the world changed... and the common sense of retirement planning became anything but common. fortunately, td ameritrade's investment consultants can help you build a plan that fits your life. take control by opening a new account or rolling over an old 401(k) today, and we'll throw in up to $600. how's that for common sense?
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these day ms. people in their 50s are searching for new jobs or new opportunities. our julie peterson introduces us to two lawyers who left the courtroom to follow their passions. >> at first, joe bangkok and gordon smith seem an unlikely pair of friends. bang could have, lover of the arts, smith, athlete and college tennis champ. they share two important bonds. most were seen as high profile partners. >> i represented saturday night live in a libel suit. >> at atlanta's mega law firm king & spaulding. >> a tried a lot of cases for general motors. we did represent a tobacco company. >> both left law at the height of great professional success, turning part time volunteer passions into full time career work. bangkok made the switch first. he was persuaded to take over as ceo of the woodrough arts center.
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the atlanta nonprofit where he was already volunteering. >> i was not expecting this. this was not a plan. i'm not that organized. >> woodruff comprises self of the crown jewels including the atlanta symphony and high museum of art. >> we created theater at the alliance for children that are 18 months to 3 years. >> the father two of adult children says the arts teached life long skills like innovation and how to work in a group. >> i don't care whether it's a jazz group, a dance group, whether it's stomp or classical ballet or other things or drama group, you now put yourself in a situation where kids are motivated to do better tomorrow than they did yesterday, to create something which they cannot do by themselves. >> he took a 75% pay cut defining success on his own terms. >> all of a sudden, it becomes clear that most precious thing you have left is time. and the question of how you're going to invest that time becomes much more relevant.
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>> about a year later, his former colleague was approached to run the u.s. tennis association. after volunteering with that nonprofit, for many years. >> is there one moment that stands out where you said i got to do this? >> it's when someone very senior in the usta, i was on the board at the usta, came to me and said gordon, i think you're the best person that we could bring on to move this organization forward as executive director. >> before making a final decision, smith went to bangkoff for advice. she you, too, switch to the nonprofit world? >> it's pretty goodment you ought to give it a try. >> one, two, three! >> with an immediate blessing from his wife, smith became the usta's executive director. the couple moved to new york. smith, father of three, grown children, loves his work and sees it as a chance to give back to the sport that developed him as a young man. he recently reupped for a second four-year term.
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>> there comes a point is there something that would give me more satisfaction in a nonmonetary sense than what i'm doing now? >> smith's got big plans. >> we're going to get more kids 10 and under playing the game. you don't have to be a member of a club. we're going to get millions of kids playing the game. >> both admit running a large, mostly volunteer organization was an adjustment. >> as a lawyer, you're used to talking first and frankly talking a lot. you have to learn to shut up. you need to talk less. you need to talk last. >> each is very satisfied with the decision to give back. do you have people approach who you are where you were ten years ago saying, no, i'm scratching my head? >> he said jump. that's what i would say. >> absolutely. >> and they both say the leap took them from success to relevance. julie peterson, cnn, atlanta. a suspect leads police on a chase. what makes this one so unusual? check out the ride. how police took down the bus
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emergency recovery teams scrambled to respond to devastated communities across ten states. among the relief workers heading into the destruction zone was cnn hero tad agolia and his first response team of america. >> let's go ahead and get this
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debris cleared enough so we can get the claw in here. what we got here is a few hours after the tornado struck this community. we cleared the road. we provided the light towers. we powered up the grocery storement we powered up the gas station to provide the essentials that this community needs. >> reporter: since 2007, his team crisscrossed the country providing recovery assistance to thousands of people at 40 disaster sites for free. this week they worked tirelessly for days restoring services and clearing tons of debris. see if can you grab the claw actually cut the roof right in half. it's very hard for traditional equipment without the claws to actually grab this debris. that's why you need specialty equipment like this. we're removing it from the community. but time is of the essence. there is a lot of people that want to get back in here. they're looking for anything they can salvage.
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suspect's first stolen bus. it was actually his second. the other one was found in a ditch early anywhere the day yesterday. he eventually ran over several spike strips before the tires blew out. affiliate koat reports that police shot him three times during the takedown but they don't know his condition. all right. next to the houston area where police say a 5-year-old girl was left at her own birthday party. a worker called police thursday night about a child left in the entertainment center. the girl's mother reported her missing rather the next morning. police say the mother of ten was remorseful and upset. the girl is now with child protective services. new orleans saints quarterback drew brees says he was never aware of the now infamous bounty program. in a letter to fans, he also said there is no place for it in the nfl. some current and former saints players have admitted to taking part in a scheme that paid bonuses for hits that knocked players out of the game. two of the kardashian
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sisters are being sued for $5 million. angry consumers say they're endorsement of a diet pill was misleading. i talked to our legal experts about it. >> the definition of obscenity is kardashian. they're on with the pictures that are airbrushed, not even them. claiming to have lost all this weight taking this product. they're doing it for the bucks. they don't know what they're talking about. they made so much express pris mep misrepresentations. >> do they have to be held libel? >> yes. you can't represent that this product does certain things when it does salutesly nothing! nothing, no scientific evidence that caffeine is the cure to weight loss. it's ridiculous. they're going to get hammered. i got the lawsuit here. i read it. the federal district court in new york. it's a thick, nice class action. it breaks down all the
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misrepresentations. i hope they get hammered on this and again thrown out. >> if the kardashians are able to say we did take these quick trim, you know, pills or tablets and we do still look like we do in those pictures that we just saw them. is that defense enough for them? >> well, here's what that's about. that's what they're going to say. it's actually a beautifully plead, responsibly play in federal district court, 51 pages. and it represents that under the consumer protection act that the kardashians are responsible in the marketing. nothing in the 51 pages, nothing, says that they have ownership interest in this but the question is they found four people, four people who really are relying on the kardashians. i think the only four people in america. but it's a serious case. we're going to know the answer to that after some discovery. we're way too early to learn what's really going to happen. >> all right. our legal guys always telling it
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from life threatening obesity to a triathlon victory. thapts the path dr. scott zahn took after becoming one of the triathlon athletes last year. told he would have to start taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine, dr. zahn joined the cnn team. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta tells us what happened next. >> fred, you know we're in year three, the fit nation trian long challenge and see remarkable transformations of those who raced with us. one is dr. scott zahn. scott's pediatrician and he decided to start his own triathlon tralg at the medical
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center when he works. i caught up with him and found out how he's help paying this forward helping others change their lives. this idea of trying to get others to join you to do a triathlon what was reaction from friend, colleagues, employees doing this with you? t. actually wasn't that hard when they saw what happened to me. the transformation i had made. a lot of people are very excited about trying it themselves. we had about 50 employees that applied, and it was hard to pick just six of them to be part of our six pack. >> one ever things we talk about quite a bit, this idea of using this sort of lifestyle as medicine. you got off medications yourself. i think a few of your triathletes have a history of heart disease or have heart disease. how does that work out for them? how are they doing and what do you tell them as doctor? >> as a doctor i tell them that it's something they can certainly do. look at me as an example getting
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out of three medications and still able to stay off them. the people in the six pack here, they're also having that same going. to get off of medications, cholesterol and blood pressure medicine. so far with the weight loss they've seen it looks like they're going to be able to do that as well. >> i just find that really inspiring, and you were able to get off, i remember talking to at least one of your medications pretty quickly after you started training. i think that could be sort of an inspiration enough for a lot of people watching. have you been able to keep it up? i know you're doing this tri again, the one in green bay again, join us in malibu in september. how are you doing? how hard to main twlan we started you on a year ago? >> it is challenging to keep it up. to find the time and motivation, but it's easier than it was before i started this whole process. you know, i still look forward to the workouts. it's a matter making sure i fit them into my daily routine. >> i'm proud of you dr. scott
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james cameron is thought happy just being an oscar winning movie director. oh, no. his eye is on a much more historic achievement and risking his life for it. jason carroll went to the western pacific for a look. >> in this story james cameron isn't the only character taking the voyage to the trenches deepest point, challenger deep. >> want to see how we'll do it? >> let's do it. >> reporter: this in cameron's eyes is the utter. his submercable deep sea challenger. a team of scientists and the national geographic society more than seven years to make a sub able to withstand pressures at the trench's depths. 16,000 pounds per square inch. >> it does stay vercsicle like sea horse? >> yeah. stays upright in the water a fin
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on the back. >> reporter: tell you more as it's docked and worked on here. it weighs 12 tons. even though it's on its side it's columnly 24 feet high. powered by the specially created lithium batteries and its body made of sin tat tactic foam developed by the scientists and the color you see, cameron calls that kawasaki green. >> i'm used to clamoring around in this thing. >> reporter: a one-seater, cameron will be encased in a pod. >> how tall are you? >> 6'2". >> easier built for me. >> it is a tight fit. >> pretty much like this about ten hours. >> you're not worried about cramps or anything? >> not yet. >> cameron expects time will pass as he captures 3d images and hopefully sea life from the trench's floor as he has already done on previous tests. >> i can actually slurp up little crittering o

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